The Rank Foundation Leadership Award
Congratulations to Year 11 student at Westminster City School Malachai O, on being offered a Rank Foundation Leadership Award. This is a direct result of the support of the headteacher at Westminster City School, Mr Broughton, who recommended Malachai on the basis of his outstanding Leadership potential.
Malachai has received an award from the Committee at The Rank Foundation of £3,500 towards tuition fees per year for three years, to assist with his tuition fees while he is at university. This grant will be made directly to the university for the sole purpose of tuition fees.
When asked how he feels about recieving this award, Malachai stated:
"It is quite a relief to receive this award because it will help me to remain focused on my studies whilst at university, knowing that I don't have to worry too much about having a big debt to pay off when I graduate.
"The reality is that student loan can be a burden for many of us and often we try to take on additional work to help support ourselves before we even begin our time at university. I'm grateful to have the support of The Rank Foundation.
"In the future, I hope to be involved in the finance industry. I really enjoy numbers and I would like to do an accounting degree at a top university, perhaps Oxford or Cambridge.
"I have ve always aspired to go to Oxbridge and I really like the fact that Oxford has a programme for students from under-represented groups and I would like to participate in that programme to increase my chances of going to Oxbridge."
The Rank Foundation is a philanthropic organisation and the charitable legacy of Joseph Arthur Rank (1888-1972). The Charity's main aim is to improve the lives of people and their communities, across the UK. They look to do this by encouraging and developing leadership and promoting enterprise and innovation.